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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Space at Youth Befriending provides one-to-one befriending for children and young people aged 5-16 though supporting them to learn new skills and provide a social experience for children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. The befriender is there to encourage the young person to explore new activities and interests. Befriending can help to build the young person's confidence and self esteem, improve social skills and support them to access opportunities locally and throughout Edinburgh. We have been successfully delivering our Service in the South West area and now have secured funding to develop Youth Befriending city wide.

Experience required

No experience necessary- the qualities we are looking for in a befriender are someone who is kind, caring, compassionate and a positive role model for children and young people.

Travel details

The Youth befriending Service is Citywide - our office/resource centre is based at the Space Broomhouse Hub EH11 3RH.

Travel expenses

We provide cover for all travel expenses and a monthly activity budget for the duration of the befriending sessions.

Training details

One full days training will be held at Space Broomhouse Hub covering a range of topics relevant to the befriending role. Once training is completed all befrienders will be supported by an allocated Project Worker.


Minimum age: 18


Volunteers (aged 18-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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